It’s also perhaps an opportunity to change your old one or make everyone aware of the values that your company embodies.
This brings a sense of familiarity among them and smoothens out future conversations.
They might look like icebreakers at a first glance, but don’t be fooled.
To loosen up the atmosphere in a short time, gather coins with listed years on them so that you have one for each member. Remember to check every coin so that the dates are not older than the youngest team member.
Finally, have each team member draw a coin and share a memorable moment from their lives that happened in the year when the coin was minted.
Then have the cards go from one person to another in no particular order.
Participants can hold onto a card if they find the card’s fact interesting and want to know more about it from its owner.
The exercise is great because it gives everyone a visual snapshot of each player while triggering conversations on the go.
You’ll need: pennies or any coins with listed years, box or bucket Time: 10–15 minutes Group size: Unlimited Instructions: It might be difficult to start working on a project without properly knowing your colleagues.
The others can think of similar stories and come up with their own words.
They can stick them on the whiteboard to continue the story thread, or pick a word that already exists if nothing pops up in their minds.